I have grown up with the R8 gated manual, the V8 S4, I have a V8 rs5 and then there is the v10 r8. All amazing pieces of engineering. The new Audi’s are all more efficient turbo hot rockets than the past. Heck the new A4 is almost as fast as my '15 RS5 V8…but everything just seems so… boring?? No noise, no character, no excitement. Sure you get great mpg, great speed, and lots of new tech goodies but…something is just missing to me?
I test drove the RS3 and ttrs, such cool little cars and I love the inline five modding potential…but even that, after twenty minutes it’s just kind of a meh experience. Turbo lag, no crazy bark, kind of unpredictable driving behavior. Even the rs6 avant, likely my next car, an amazing overall car but the turbo mutes the car and I feel it has no balls even though being lightning fast.
Maybe it’s just me but this new turbo era of super fast cars…just doesn’t do it for me. Am I alone?